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Eye alignment disorder

When you look at an object, you’re using several muscles to move both eyes to focus on it. If you have a problem with the muscles, the eyes don’t work properly.

There are many kinds of eye movement disorders. Two common ones are:

  • Strabismus – a disorder in which the two eyes don’t line up in the same direction. This results in “crossed eyes” or “walleye.”
  • Nystagmus – fast, uncontrollable movements of the eyes, sometimes called “dancing eyes”

Some eye movement disorders are present at birth. Others develop over time and may be associated with other problems, such as injuries. Treatments include glasses, eye muscle exercises, and surgery. There is no treatment for some kinds of eye movement disorders, such as most kinds of nystagmus.

Source: MedlinePlus

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with eye alignment disorder, 41% report having eye deviation, 39% report having diminished vision, and 36% report having double vision. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of eye alignment disorder are eye deviation, double vision, cross-eyed, symptoms of eye, eye moves abnormally, and abnormal movement of eyelid, although you may still have eye alignment disorder without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with eye alignment disorder often receive ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), other therapeutic procedures on eyelids; conjunctiva; cornea, other therapeutic procedures, ophthalmic examination and evaluation, other extraocular muscle and orbit therapeutic procedures, occupational therapy assessment and referral to home health care service .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with eye alignment disorder include atropine (uaa), phenylephrine (duramax), cyclopentolate ophthalmic, tropicamide ophthalmic, dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic, amlodipine / atorvastatin, amiloride / hydrochlorothiazide, methazolamide (mzm), fluorescein, orlistat (alli), colloidal oatmeal topical, benzylpenicilloyl polylysine (pre-pen) and ocular lubricant .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for eye alignment disorder include race/ethnicity = other, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
2.2x
1-4 years
5.1x
5-14 years
4.0x
15-29 years
0.4x
30-44 years
0.2x
45-59 years
0.3x
60-74 years
0.5x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
0.9x
Other
1.6x
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